Animal Farm ( Novel and Study Note ) - For the first few minutes the animals could hardly believe in their good fortune. Their first act was to gallop in a body right round the boundaries of the farm, as though to make quite sure that no human being was hiding anywhere upon it; then they raced back to the farm buildings to wipe out the last traces of Jones's hated reign. When the animals chase their cruel master off the farm, freedom and equality seem within their grasp. But soon, ominous signs of corruption and greed appear. In this classic fable, George Orwell sounds a powerful warning of the dangers of totalitarianism. This edition of Animal Farm has been developed to prepare English Home Language learners in Grade 12.This book meets all the requirements of the new curriculum and the additional features provide extensive support and preparation for the Grade 12 examination.
Book Thief - The 10th-anniversary edition of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller recommended by millions of readers - includes exclusive behind-the-scenes material. Here is a small fact - you are going to die. 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. Some important information. This novel is narrated by Death. The 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including annotated manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.
The Kite Runner - Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.